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More plan sponsors meeting members’ retirement goals in 2021: survey

A majority (72 per cent) of plan sponsors believe their retirement savings plan is meeting its goals this year, up from roughly 66 per cent…

Providing free pads, tampons to federal employees could cost employers $1M+ annually: report

Providing free pads and tampons in federally regulated workplaces could cost employers more than $1 million annually to become a reality, Canada’s labour minister was told…

New collective agreements for FCL, GFL staff include benefits improvements

New collective agreements for two separate groups of employees include improvements to health benefits and work-life balance. The negotiations between Federated Co-operatives Ltd. and Unifor,…

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  • July 28, 2021 July 28, 2021
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How Willful is using benefits, flexibility and perks to attract top talent in tight labour market

While many organizations had to press pause on their hiring plans at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Willful, a Canadian online estate planning company,…

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U.S. employees lacking access to financial wellness programs: survey

A majority (63 per cent) of U.S. employees said their employer doesn’t offer a financial wellness program, according to a new survey by the Defined…

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  • July 27, 2021 July 27, 2021
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SAP Canada increasing virtual wellness offerings amid pandemic

SAP Canada Inc. is accelerating the expansion of virtual wellness offerings through its benefits package amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic has essentially pressed fast-forward…

Ontario’s paid sick leave program costing less than expected

Ontario’s temporary paid sick leave program is receiving less uptake than initially expected. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday that, as of July 21, a…

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  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
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How the TTC’s first-ever chief diversity, culture officer is driving change

When you board a bus, streetcar or subway train in Canada’s biggest city, chances are the driver will be a man. Keisha Campbell, the Toronto…

Hootsuite supporting employee mental health with additional week off

Hootsuite Inc. is supporting employee mental health by giving workers more time off this summer. The social media marketing and management company held its inaugural…

Uncertainty around return-to-work plans affecting employees’ mental health: report

As vaccination efforts continue rolling out across the country, ambiguous return-to-work plans are impacting Canadian workers’ mental health, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. While…

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  • July 21, 2021 July 21, 2021
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Canadian employees opting for hybrid work, thriving less than global peers: survey

Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of Canadian employees said they prefer a hybrid or remote working arrangement, according to a new survey by Accenture. It…

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  • July 21, 2021 July 21, 2021
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Walmart offering doula care for Georgia-based employees, support for LGBTQ2S+ staff in U.S.

Walmart Inc. is expanding its benefits to include coverage of doula care for employees under its medical plan in Georgia. The company recently announced it…

Expert panel: A look at retiree benefits and the current health-care system

Many employees may be dreaming of a carefree retirement following many years in the trenches — but they’ll likely have to keep dreaming if they…

Webinar coverage: Depression in the workplace and redesigning employee support

In the last 17 months, workplaces are prioritizing their employees’ physical health above all else. But what happens when employees’ mental health falls to the…

Purolator enhancing mental-health benefits offering amid pandemic

Purolator Inc. is adapting its benefits plan to proactively respond to employees’ mental-health needs amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company has expanded both the dollar…

IKEA Canada continually building on DEI initiatives to support employees

As a “symbol of our collective sorrow,” IKEA Canada lowered its flags in response to the news of the grim discovery of mass graves at…

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Half of senior leaders considering downshifting, quitting or retiring amid pandemic: survey

Just over half (51 per cent) of senior leaders are considering leaving, retiring or downshifting from their current organization or position due to decreased mental…

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  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
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Twitter supporting working parents via virtual camp, learning offerings this summer

School’s out for the summer, which means many working parents are once again juggling remote working with trying to keep their kids occupied during the…

Unifor, Chartwell continuing contract negotiations over sick days, bereavement leave

Contract negotiations are continuing between Chartwell Master Care and the union representing employees at an Ottawa-area retirement home, after the employer proposed cuts to paid…

Health-care spending, use of virtual care increasing in U.S. amid pandemic: report

The coronavirus pandemic has increased health-care costs in the U.S., while shifting how and where employees access care, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.…

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  • July 12, 2021 July 9, 2021
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C.F. Crozier providing employees with $20,000 help to buy first home

The Ontario-based engineering consultancy firm C.F. Crozier and Associates Inc. is going beyond offering typical benefits, such as eye, dental and mental-health care, and providing…

Sun Life allowing staff to choose where they work post-pandemic

When Sun Life Assurance Co.’s employees return to work once the coronavirus pandemic recedes, they’ll be able to choose whether they work at home or…

Vale mine workers in Sudbury striking over cuts to drug coverage, retiree health benefits

More than 2,000 workers at a Vale nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont., are continuing their strike after their union, United Steelworkers Local 6500, rejected the…

Webinar coverage: Tackling barriers and increasing access to mental-health care

While there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel with respect to the coronavirus pandemic and the return to normal life,…

43% of Canadians fear contracting coronavirus when they return to office: survey

Although vaccinations have been ramping up across the country, almost half (46 per cent) of Canadians who are working from home are anxious about contracting…

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  • July 6, 2021 July 5, 2021
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